Adam El-Abd has been a rock at the back for Wanderers in recent weeks.

The former Brighton defender has fitted in seamlessly at the back and taken on the role of captain like a duck to water.

He clearly has the respect of the the players, staff and supporters alike and he has been a key figure in Wycombe’s recent good form and their decent form so far this term.

Although the Swindon defeat was a setback, El-Abd admits that the squad’s standards slipped that game and they would do everything they could to maintain their high standard which has been evident most of the season.

He said: “It was a difficult game after a difficult week where we had three tough games. The late equaliser at Carlisle was obviously a positive but it was a long journey and then limited recovery time for Swindon after getting back so late.

“The performance at Swindon wasn’t to the standard that we set ourselves. The result was disappointing but having said that I still felt we were worthy of a point.

“The conditions did ruin the game and it was a tough one to take. It was our first defeat for a long time on the road but the season is 46 games long and obviously we have to try and stay level-headed whether we lose or win, we need to keep the same focus.

“We know that we are more than good enough to string a run of results together like we did prior to the Swindon game.

“We hope we can emulate what we have done recently (winning four games in a row) and we want to try and get some points on the board to keep challenging.”

Their previous defeat to Luton saw the Chairboys produce some excellent victories and performances there after until the loss at the County Ground and El-Abd hopes for a similar reaction, beginning this weekend at home to Cheltenham.

He added: “There were a lot of positives we took from the Luton game as we played really well.

“There are less positives to take from the Swindon game but it is how you react to setbacks and there will be setbacks along the way and you learn from your mistakes and attempt to right the wrongs and make sure they don’t happen ago and we keep to that focus to ensure we have a good season.”

Cheltenham visit south Bucks on Saturday and El-Abd is anticipating a tricky game against the Robins.

“Obviously you know it is going to be hard against a Gary Johnson team,” commented the skipper.

“They are a big, strong, physical side and they work hard and are very organised.

“We hope that we can match their strengths and if we do that we hope we can get a positive result against them and then it can set us up nicely for the coming fixtures.”

The last three games at Adams Park have seen the side get seven points from a possible nine and El-Abd added: “The aim is to turn Adams Park into a fortress.

“We started slowly there this season but the results and the performances have picked up recently and we will keep trying to set the bar high so we can continue to do well at home.”